Oedipus the King by Sophocles Each literary work is a reflection of the epoch’s ideals and beliefs, besides being a product of a particular author’s work. Speaking about Ancient Greek society, it is worth saying that religion and mythology paid an extremely important role in those days, which of course could not help affecting literature and philosophy.
Oedipus becomes a famous liberator and marries the late king's wife, Jocasta. After years of happy rule, a terrible plague hits the land. An oracle decrees that the only way for the plague to end would be to punish King Laius's killer. Oedipus seeks the truth, but a prophet tells Oedipus that he himself is the killer.